Monday, July 19, 2010

Road side bomb leaves 11 Turkish soldiers injured

Monday, 19 July 2010

HAKKARI, Northern Kurdistan, -- According to Kurdish Newroz- TV station a roadside bomb destroyed a van carrying Turkish soldiers to a military base in Cukurca district of Hakkari. It is reported that the driver and 11 soldiers were injured as the result of the explosion.

The roadside bomb, believed to be planted by the Kurdish guerrillas, exploded as a Turkish military vehicle was passing near the town of Cukurca in Hakkari province and leaving 11 Turkish soldiers injured.

While the injured were taken to Hakkari military hospital the governor the report stated that the military operation is continuing in the region.

Kurdistan Worker Party (PKK) has significantly escalated attacks against the Turkish military positions after the end of its 6th unilateral ceasefire on 1st June.

The PKK was founded in 1973 as the result of the continuous and systematic oppressions and the denial of the Kurdish nation by the occupying powers of Kurdistan. The PKK took up arm in 1984 since all the possible political and diplomatic means applied for 11 years in between 1973-84 proved exhausted.

The PKK however declared its first unilateral ceasefire in 1993 since it believed the arm struggle had hit its targets. Since 1993 to 1st June 2010, the PKK had declared 6 unilateral ceasefires in 6 different occasions and called upon Ankara to solve the Kurdish problem in a peaceful democratic way.

But the Turkish Authorities are adamant in their classical policies of denial and the eradication of the Kurds based on which they have continued military operations in Kurdistan. Turkish crimes against Kurdish people have gone beyond imagination. In the footage below Turkish soldiers were filmed while dragging on the ground and kicking the bodies of two Kurdish guerrillas who had lost their life in fighting.

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